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Data.gov.uk opens government mine of information

The government has thrown open a mine of data for enterprising mashupmeisters to create new ways for us to see what's really going on

By January 21, 2010


White House embarks on climate change mapping project

The government makes maps and data sets from NASA, NOAA, the US Geological Survey, and more available to the public, so that new tools can be created to help communities plan for extreme weather.

By March 19, 2014


How to participate in the open-government movement

In his first term, President Obama started to make good on his pledge to improve government transparency. But a truly open government depends on citizens actively ensuring that all public agencies share information and respond to feedback.

By January 22, 2013


Obama, Congress get poor grades for Internet openness

Both Obama administration and House Republicans "have a long way to go" when it comes to allowing programmers and the public access to key government data, forthcoming report says.

By November 2, 2012


White House cracks whip on move to mobile

President Obama tells federal agencies to get a move on to keep pace with a citizenry that more and more gets things done via smartphone.

By May 24, 2012


Feds launch big data initiative to advance science

The heads of major science and research agencies to launch research and development program for capitalizing on big data.

By March 29, 2012


Government shutting down hundreds of data centers

In an effort to save taxpayer money, the White House says it plans to close almost 400 redundant data centers this year and next.

By July 21, 2011


Radical change coming to Net addresses (FAQ)

Soon .com, .net, and .edu will be joined by .whatever-you-want. Expect the new Net domains to bring confusion and trademark hassles, along with business opportunities.

By October 12, 2010


Buzz Out Loud Podcast 1149: Secretary of State Clinton plans to free the Internet

We had the pleasure of chatting with Jared Cohen, Senior Adviser to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today. He gave us some more insight into Secretary Clinton's speech about the freedom on the Internet, specifically relating to China.

By January 21, 2010


White House unveils open government directive

The plan directs federal agencies to make important data available online, and to come up with plans for how to achieve openness, transparency, and participation.

By December 8, 2009